SO…here is my take on Cape Malay chicken curry….make the powder and use in another dish. It too is divine. This was created for a private Thermomix lesson I did for a South African client who was a bit over the bland curries that are out there in Thermomix land! This is not bland. Rest assured!
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- 1 Tablespoon cloves
- 3 Tablespoons Coriander Seed(s)
- 2 Tablespoons Cumin Seed(s)
- 1 Tablespoon fenugreek seeds
- 1 Tablespoon black mustard seeds
- 2 Tablespoons peppercorns
- 1 Tablespoon Ground Ginger
- 1 Tablespoon ground cardamom ( I used freshly ground…straight to spice heaven!)
- 3 Tablespoons Ground Turmeric
- 2 - 3 curry leaves
- 3 small dried chillies
- Pinches Pink Salt Flakes BUY
- 3 - 4 Tablespoons curry powder (see above)
- 3 Garlic Cloves
- 1/2 Red Onion
- 30 Grams Fresh Ginger peeled
- 2 Teaspoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) BUY
- 400 Grams Diced Tomatoes tinned
- 250 Grams water
- 1 Tablespoon Chicken Stock Powder Recipe
- 2 carrots, sliced thinly
- 2 small potatoes, diced
- 3 Tablespoons Coconut Sugar
- Few curry leaves
- 1 Kilo Chicken thighs, diced
- 80 Grams Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1 Handful Fresh Coriander leaves to garnish
- Pink Salt Flakes to taste BUY
Place all ingredients into dry fry pan and cook a medium high heat until just smoking, this will prevent any bitterness from the unroasted mustard seeds!
Allow to cool before milling 2 min/speed 8.
Place into airtight jar until use…but use quickly as flavours will not stay as fragrant after about 1-2 weeks.
Place curry powder, garlic, onion, ginger and EVOO into Thermomix bowl and chop 6 sec/speed 6. Scrape down sides of bowl and saute 5 min/Varoma/speed 1.
Add tomatoes, water, Chicken Stock powder, carrots, potatoes, sugar and curry leaves to Thermomix bowl and cook 15 min/100º/Reverse/speed 1. Check that potatoes are done, you should cut them quite small and evenly for this timing.
Add chicken to bowl and cook 5-7 min/100ºC/Reverse/speed 1. Add lemon juice and stir through 3 sec/Reverse/speed 1.
Allow to rest for about 10 minutes either in Thermomix bowl or insulated serving bowl before serving garnished with coriander leaves accompanied with rice or flat bread or both.